by Kara Williams
Each of the 72 guest suites at ski-in/ski-out Beaver Creek Lodge, conveniently located at the base of the ski mountain, has a fireplace as well as a kitchenette with mini-fridge, microwave, toaster and coffeemaker, plus dishes and glassware for four. The one-bedroom suites have doors that close (privacy for adults!) and living areas with pull-out sleeper sofas, so a family of four can fit comfortably here. If you’re willing to share the bedroom with your kiddos, there are some double queen-bedded suites, as well. Still more room? Consider one of the three-bedroom condos. The lodge has a heated outdoor pool and hot tub and Rocks Modern Grill — with its great outdoor patio and fire pits — serves breakfast and dinner.
Our Editor Loves
- Kitchenette in every suite
- Ski-in/ski-out access
- Three-bedroom condos available
We booked Unit 306 thru a booking engine that described the property as "Luxury Suite Condo" & felt like we were completely swindled. Room was just shy of 400/night. There were huge outdoor lights outside & inadequate window coverings in the unit to block it at night. While the condo was clean (and it should be for a $100 cleaning fee added to your bill AFTER you commit to the property), it was far from a luxury property. It is in desperate need of an update - feels like it's 20 years old.
To add insult to injury, an email was received while there saying we could "add an extra night for $89 - half of the going rate." That was the final straw, as we paid almost 400 a night.
They also advertise free parking "nearby". To park on-site, it's another hefty nightly charge. To park "nearby", you have to park illegally in a lot that says "No Overnight Parking" but the attendant tells you the local police don't enforce so it's "OK". We parked here, but felt at risk the whole time. Not a great experience. Buyer beware!
We chose this hotel because it was dog friendly and a recent addition to the Marriott collection of hotels ie, an Autograph Hotel. Clearly, this location is not up to the standards “yet” for an Autograph Collection Hotel. The rooms are good size, but dated in decor, colors, etc. The TV’s are mounted on the wall, but too small for the space, etc.. The cabinets doors were misaligned and did not close properly, the light in the armoire closet did not turn-off when the door was closed, etc.. A room renovation is sorely needed.
The location charges a $25.00/day resort fee, for what??? As a Titanium Elite with Marriott, I get free internet already! No other benefits outside of normal service expectations are offered. Also, this location is valet parking only at $38.00/day - maybe this makes sense in the winter high-season, but it is unfair in the summer!!!!!
Finally, the location is dog-friendly, but the non-refundable charge is $150.00 - yes, you get a bag of dog treats and several dog toys, but this is an excessive charge.
We will not stay at this hotel again - the add-on charges are excessive and the hotel style/decor is tired and in need of a significant refresh.
Definitely, did not feel my Marriott status was recognized and no accommodations made to offset the significant add-on charges. Too bad, because the location of the hotel in Beaver Creek is excellent.